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Kitchen Design Through The Ages

20 March 2013

We've come a long way from holding a bit of something on a stick over a fire to cook. Now, we're sophisticated, demanding chefs who want the latest gadgets, gizmos and time-saving devices to help us rustle up something special for supper. This article strolls through a short history of kitchen design, and includes what's hot now, and what's changed over the years. Early years The earliest integrated... Continue reading Kitchen Design Through The Ages

10 Top Tips for a Successful Kitchen Design Makeover (4 Comments)

11 March 2013

Are finances a little tight? Would you like all the glamour of a completely redesigned and gorgeous-looking kitchen, but finances won't stretch to a complete remodel? Well, now with some fantastic alternatives you can get a brand new look for less. We've gathered together our top 10 tips for improving the design of your current kitchen on a budget. Refurbishing what you already have will cost a fraction... Continue reading 10 Top Tips for a Successful Kitchen Design Makeover

Burglary Hotspots Around The UK

18 February 2013

The infographic below details the top ten worst areas for burglaries according to MoneySupermarket.com. Based on 3.5 million house insurance claims, the comparison website found that the LS13 area in Leeds topped the list with 34.8 theft claims per 1000 enquires. London postcodes make up half of the top ten with postcode areas N12, RM3, SW12, UB3 and SE22 taking up the third, fifth, sixth, eighth... Continue reading Burglary Hotspots Around The UK

Converting Commercial Property to Residential and the Need for Planning Permission (1 Comment)

13 February 2013

Over the last few years, the economic downturn has led to the closure of many businesses, both large and small. As a result there are a high percentage of commercial properties that are stood empty, with little prospect of demand for them in the near future. This of course isn't great if you are an owner of commercial property. In order to claw back some return on their investment, many landlords are... Continue reading Converting Commercial Property to Residential and the Need for Planning Permission

How to Protect Your Home from the Winter Weather

4 December 2012

Winter, when temperatures fall and may stay low for weeks on end, is the time when houses are most likely to suffer damage from the weather. However, there are some actions that homeowners can take to reduce the chance of problems arising. Gutters Gutters are most likely to get blocked with leaves and moss in the autumn and should be cleared out before the cold weather arrives. In winter, the build-up... Continue reading How to Protect Your Home from the Winter Weather

Preventing Property Degradation with Wall Protection Systems

29 November 2012

When it comes to selling your property there are several things to consider with one of the more important aspects is the condition of the décor. For this reason, many property owners, regardless of whether it is commercial or residential choose to install a wall protection system to give the interior a much-needed fresh lease of life. Requirements A protection system usually consists of... Continue reading Preventing Property Degradation with Wall Protection Systems

Winter Lawn Care Advice

28 November 2012

With winter pretty much here, many homeowners will be making the final preparations in their gardens; pulling out the dying bedding plants and giving the flower beds a final weed.  It is also essential at this time of year to give your lawn some attention, whilst following a few rules, to ensure that it is in the best possible condition when spring returns. Traffic levels During the winter period... Continue reading Winter Lawn Care Advice

The Importance of High Quality Flooring

27 November 2012

Whether you plan to sell a property in the near future or simply want to renovate your home to make it a more luxurious space, comfort should be a prominent feature from floor to ceiling in every room. One feature that rarely requires attention, but also subconsciously plays a massive role in the style of a room is the floor. Choosing the right flooring for each room is underrated and often completely... Continue reading The Importance of High Quality Flooring

Squatters Rights No More

12 November 2012

From the 1st September 2012 it is a criminal offence to knowingly squat in a residential property. Under this new law, designed to protect homeowners, offenders can now face a hefty fine or even a prison sentence. However, there are critics of this change who claim that it will simply lead to more people sleeping rough on the streets. Making squatting a criminal offence will provide assistance for... Continue reading Squatters Rights No More

Top Ten Tips for Appointing A Contractor

29 October 2012

So your architect has inspired you with a great design that meets your aspirations and you have raised the capital required to start on site! How do you find a good contractor? Appointing the right contractor has a huge affect on the quality of the completed project, and on the experience of getting there. It is a key decision. The difference between your well being and misery is bringing in the right... Continue reading Top Ten Tips for Appointing A Contractor


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